Art and Museum goings-on for July

It’s getting hotter, and the museums around Columbus are packed with fantastic exhibits and host to many great events. Don’t miss out!

Volunteer Meet Up at Port Columbus

Interested in history? Enjoy meeting new people? Have some time to volunteer? The National Civil War Naval Museum is looking for a few good volunteers, and every Monday through July at 1 p.m. will host this fun meet up. RSVP appreciated but not required.

National Civil War Naval Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, 706-327-9798


Mad Art Scientist Summer Camp (ages 11-13)

Experiment, explore, and create during a week of scientific discovery as we explore the application of the scientific method in art! Campers will explore the museum each day and become inspired to create their own works of art and discover the scientific processes involved in creating artwork. Students will conduct explorations in chemistry as they create their own paint from scratch, ponder animal science as they create a hybrid creature, and more!

July 10-15, The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, 706-748-2562


Access for the Arts

Access for the Arts is a monthly art exploration program for individuals and caregivers with early stage Alzheimer’s. Each month’s event will be a tour or hands-on art making session led by one of the museum’s excellent educators. Please register one week prior to each class.

July 17, August 14, 10 – 11 a.m., The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, 706-748-2562


Artists Living Unplugged

Young Art Patrons and The Columbus Museum invite you to Artists Living Unplugged. Experience an artist’s world through the eyes of local professional artists. Hear how they turned their passions for art into thriving businesses. Join us for refreshments and discussion while artists from various backgrounds and disciplines share their journeys. RSVP or register online by July 20. Contact Laura Narr at or 706-748-2562 ext. 544

July 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m., W.C. Bradley Museum, 1017 Front Avenue,


From Flying Aces to Army Boots: WWI and the Chattahoochee Valley

This exhibition explores the effects of World War I in the Chattahoochee Valley. Beyond military history, the exhibition will look at the social and political climate in the region during the first years of the war, 1914-1917, and changes to the home front during 1917-1918, alongside the local opinion of President Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles. The experiences of local soldiers who fought in World War I receive special attention, as well as the impetus for the creation of Camp (now Fort) Benning at the end of the war as a U.S. Army infantry training school. African Americans’ service in the war, the life and career of Columbus native and French flying ace Eugene Bullard, and women’s volunteer service at home and abroad are showcased.

March 15 – August 27, Third Floor Galleries, The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, 706-748-2562


Close Up: Cinema Along the River

This exhibition spotlights the numerous movie and television productions filmed or set in the Chattahoochee Valley, as well as depictions of the area and the greater Southeastern region in American cinema. The careers and innovations of local screen actors, filmmakers, and theater companies past and present will be discussed, as well as movie stars and other luminaries who visited the area for work or personal reasons.

through April 2018, Legacy Gallery, The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, 706-748-2562


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Tom Ingram

Tom Ingram is the editor of The Local. He is an English literature graduate of Columbus State University and Columbus native.

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